1984 Barbra Streisand – Emotion

Emotion is the twenty-third studio album released by Barbra Streisand. It was released on October 9, 1984 and went platinum in the United States on December 18 the same year.

This album was recorded in eleven L.A. and two N.Y. studios with a multitude of producers and writers. The title track, the third single released from the album, is an upbeat number with The Pointer Sisters on background vocals. This song was also released as a 12″ single, remixed by Jellybean Benitez, popular for his work with Madonna. “Make No Mistake, He’s Mine”, the second single released from the album, is a duet with Kim Carnes with lush cello and piano sounds. Produced by Jim Steinman, “Left in the Dark”, the first single released from the album, clocks in at over seven minutes and features Roy Bittan on piano and Max Weinberg on drums. Another ballad is “Heart Don’t Change My Mind,” written by Diane Warren. “You’re a Step in the Right Direction”, with lyrics by Streisand and music by John Mellencamp, is a fast, rocking tune. The album concludes with “Here We Are at Last”, originally written for the 1987 American drama film Nuts.  The album was promoted by a music video of the title track “Emotion”, starring Streisand, The Who’s Roger Daltrey and Mikhail Baryshnikov.
The song Clear Sailing was written by Peter McIan and recorded first in 1979

The album peaked at number 19 on the US chart and has been certified Platinum by the RIAA.

Tracks

Emotion (Peter Bliss) 4:58
2  Make No Mistake, He’s Mine (Kim Carnes) 4:10
3  Time Machine (Maurice White, Martin George Page, Brian Fairweather) 4:56
4  Best I Could (Bobby Whiteside, Richard Parker) 4:21
5  Left In The Dark (Jim Steinman) 7:13
6  Heart Don’t Change My Mind (Diane Warren, Robbie Buchanan) 4:56
7  When I Dream (Kathy Wakefield, Richard Baskin) 4:31
8  You’re A Step In The Right Direction (Barbra Streisand, John Mellencamp) 3:54
9  Clear Sailing (Peter McIan, Anne Black Montgomery) 3:56
10  Here We Are At Last (Barbra Streisand, Richard Baskin) 3:22

Media

Musicians

1 Emotion

BassNathan East
GuitarDennis Herring
GuitarHowie Rice
GuitarPeter Bliss
SynthesizerHowie Rice
SynthesizerRichard Ruttenberg
SynthesizerSteve Mitchell
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa
Background VocalsPointer Sisters
Background VocalsAnita Ruth


2 Make No Mistake, He’s Mine

BassLeland Sklar
DrumsGary Mallaber
GuitarCraig Hull
PianoBill Cuomo
SynthesizerBill Cuomo
VocalsKim Carnes


3 Time Machine

BassAbraham Laboriel Sr
DrumsJR Robinson
GuitarPaul Jackson
KeyboardsMichel Colombier
KeyboardsRobbie Buchanan
SynthesizerRobbie Buchanan
Background VocalsClydine Jackson
Background VocalsJulia Tillman Waters
Background VocalsMaxine Willard Waters
Background VocalsMaurice White


4 Best I Could

BassBob Lizik
DrumsTom Radtke
GuitarBruce Gaitsch
GuitarGeorge Doering
PianoEd Tossing
SynthesizerRandy Waldman


5 Left In The Dark

BassSteve Buslowe
DrumsMax Weinberg
GuitarRick Derringer
GuitarJeffrey Southworth
PianoRoy Bittan
SynthesizerLarry Fast
PercussionJimmy Maelen
Background VocalsEric Troyer
Background VocalsHolly Sherwood
Background VocalsRory Dodd


6 Heart Don’t Change My Mind

BassAbraham Laboriel Sr
DrumsJR Robinson
Guitar (solo)Dann Huff
GuitarPaul Jackson
KeyboardsMichel Colombier
KeyboardsRobbie Buchanan
SynthesizerRobbie Buchanan
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa
Background VocalsClydine Jackson
Background VocalsJulia Tillman Waters
Background VocalsMaxine Willard Waters
Background VocalsMaurice White


7 When I Dream

BassAbraham Laboriel Sr
DrumsJR Robinson
GuitarPaul Jackson
KeyboardsMichel Colombier
KeyboardsRobbie Buchanan
SynthesizerRobbie Buchanan
SaxLon Price
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa
Background VocalsClydine Jackson
Background VocalsJulia Tillman Waters
Background VocalsMaxine Willard Waters
Background VocalsMaurice White


8 You’re A Step In The Right Direction

BassNathan East
DrumsRuss Kunkel
GuitarSteve Lukather
GuitarDon Felder
KeyboardsAlbhy Galuten
KeyboardsJames Newton-Howard
SynthesizerAlbhy Galuten
PercussionJoe Porcaro


9 Clear Sailing

KeyboardsAlbhy Galuten
KeyboardsJames Newton-Howard
SynthesizerAlbhy Galuten


10 Here We Are At Last

BassNeil Stubenhaus
DrumsJR Robinson
DrumsVinnie Colaiuta
GuitarPaul Jackson
GuitarArt Johnson
SynthesizerMichel Colombier
SynthesizerRobbie Buchanan
SaxJerry Peterson
SaxJohn Phillips

Liner Notes

Producer – Richard Perry (Track 1)
Producer – Bill Cuomo, Kim Carnes (Track 2)
Producer – Maurice White (Tracks 3, 6, 7)
Producer – Barbra Streisand, Charles Koppelman (Track 4)
Producer – Jim Steinman (Track 5)
Producer – Albhy Galuten (Tracks 8, 9)
Producer – Barbra Streisand, Richard Baskin (Track 10)
Co-producer (Associated Producer) – John Jansen (Track 5)
Coordinator (Production Coordinator) – Don Ketteler (Track 5)
Coordinator (Production Coordinator) – Ivy Skoff (Tracks 8, 9)
Coordinator (Production Coordinator) – Kim Skalecki (Track 10)
Arranged By – Jim Steinman (Track 5)
Arranged By (Strings) – Bill Cuomo (Track 2)
Arranged By (Strings) – Maurice White, Michel Colombier (Track 7)
Arranged By (Strings) – Albhy Galuten, James Newton Howard (Track 9)
Arranged By (Horns) – Robbie Buchanan (Tracks 3, 6)
Arranged By (Rhythm) – Brian Fairweather, Martin Page, Maurice White (Track 3)
Arranged By (Rhythm) – Michel Colombier (Track 10)
Arranged By (Vocals) – Maurice White (Tracks 3, 6)
Arranged By, Conductor – Bobby Whiteside (Track 4)
Arranged By (Orchestra), Conductor – Lee Holdridge (Track 10)
Coordinator (Production Coordinator) – Bradford Rosenberger (Track 1)
Concertmaster – Sidney Sharp (Tracks 2, 10)
Concertmaster – Endre Granat (Track 4)
Engineer – Gary Skardina (Track 1)
Engineer – John Arrias (Track 4)
Engineer – Neil Dorfsman (Track 5)
Engineer – Jack Joseph Puig (Tracks 8, 9)
Engineer – Ed Cherney, John Arrias, Mick Guzauski (Track 10)
Engineer (Additional) – Alex Schmoll, Roger Paglia (Track 1)
Engineer (Additional) – Don Gehman (Tracks 8, 9)
Engineer (Assistant) – Alex Schmoll, David Dubow (Track 1)
Engineer (Assistant) – Mitch Gibson, Murray Dvorkin, Paul Ericksen, Sharon Rice (Tracks 3, 6, 7)
Engineer (Assistant) – Glen Holguin, Hugh Davies (Track 4)
Engineer (Assistant) – Bruce Lampcov, Dave Greenberg, Nelson Ayres, Steve Hirsch (Track 5)
Engineer (Assistant) – David Schober, Greg Droman, Judy Clapp, Mark Ettel (Tracks 8, 9)
Engineer (Assistant) – Paul Wertheimer (Track 10)
Engineer (Vocals And Overdubs) – John Arrias (Track 1)
Engineer – John Richards, Mike Hatcher, Niko Bolas, Rik Pekkonen (Track 2)
Engineer (Second) – Glen Holguin, Judy Clapp, Richard Bosworth, Steve Crimmel (Track 2)
Mixed By – John Arrias (Track 2)
Mixed By – Jim Steinman, John Jansen, Neil Dorfsman (Track 5)
Mixed By – Albhy Galuten, Don Gehman, Jack Joseph Puig (Tracks 8, 9)
Recorded By – Dennis McCade, Jeremy Smith (Tracks 3, 6, 7)

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